Domini Impact Equity Fund ranks in the Top 1% of the US Fund Large Blend Category

New York, NY, Tuesday, July 22nd, 2020 – The Domini Impact Equity Fund Investor Shares (ticker symbol DSEFX) ranks in the top 1% of the US Fund Large Blend category of mutual funds as calculated by Morningstar, a respected mutual fund ranking service, based on one-year risk-adjusted total return as of June 30, 2020. The one-year ranking is particularly exciting as the Domini Impact Equity Fund underwent a strategy change on December 1, 2018.

Domini Impact Investments LLC (“Domini”), a firm focused exclusively on impact investing for decades, manages DSEFX using two investment management strategies.

  • The “U.S. Core” strategy, normally about 90% of the portfolio, is driven by Domini’s proprietary in-house social and environmental research of mid- to large-capitalization stocks and includes those with strong social and environmental profiles relative to their peers as determined by Domini.
  • The “Thematic Solutions” strategy, typically about 10% of the portfolio, seeks to invest in solution-oriented companies across the full market-capitalization spectrum focused on themes that the world needs now including transition to a low-carbon, clean-energy future, development of sustainable cities and communities, access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitation, transition to sustainable agriculture and food systems, financial inclusion and support small-business development, and bridge the digital divide and empower sustainable economic growth.

DSEFX’s top 1% one-year ranking as of June 30, 2020 was among 1,458 funds. Its three-year ranking in the top 13% among 1,277 funds was also strong. The 5-year rank was 57% among 1,054 funds, and the 10-year rank was 68% among 805 funds.

Morningstar calculates Category % Rank based on a fund’s risk-adjusted total return percentile rank relative to all funds in the same category. The highest (or most favorable) percentile rank is one and the lowest (or least favorable) percentile rank is 100.

About Domini Impact Investments LLC

Domini Impact Investments LLC is an SEC-registered investment adviser specializing exclusively in impact investing. Domini serves individual and institutional investors who wish to create positive social and environmental outcomes while seeking competitive financial returns. Domini applies social, environmental and governance standards to all its investments, believing they help identify opportunities to provide strong financial rewards to its fund shareholders while also helping to create a more just and sustainable economic system.


Claire Dorey
Domini Impact Investments LLC